The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


New Librarian, Familiar Face

New Librarian, Familiar Face

Katie Schroeder, Reporter October 3, 2022

Jessica Betz has been an English teacher at OHS for 10 years but has always wanted to be a librarian, so when the position opened up last school year, she jumped toward the opportunity and got the...

OHS welcomes 22 new teachers

OHS welcomes 22 new teachers

Aaron Caldwell  How many years have you been teaching? "This is my first year as a full-time teacher." How do you feel about this year so far? "So far, so good. I’m starting to build good...

Student embarks to visit his 49th state

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2022

Jordan Powers (11) is about to set off on his 49th adventure, making him one step closer to fulfilling his goal to visit all 50 states before he turns 18.  “It's something that my mom first had the...

International Girl

International Girl

Kaitlyn Petri, J1 Reporter April 30, 2022

Nela Zupka (9) travels to Karlovice in the Czech Republic every other summer to enjoy a nice vacation abroad and to see her family and friends. “One of the biggest differences between Czech and America...

Photo courtesy of Getty Images: Many popular crystals are used for their healing properties.

Students connect with themselves through witchcraft, New Age spirituality

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

Most people are introduced to the idea of witches at a young age, usually around Halloween time and often accompanied by a pointed hat, a broom and a cauldron. But with a large community of people both...

Immersed In Gaming

Tyson Foder , J1 Reporter April 29, 2022

After a long day at OHS, sophomore Beckett Wagener unloads stress by sitting in his desk chair, going on his computer and playing video games. Wagener has been playing video games for about eight years,...

Alex Weibel (11) poses for a photo cosplaying as Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia. “It’s kind of nice…” Weibel said. Weibel has been cosplaying since their freshman year.

To Be Or Not To Be

Jesse Blagg, J1 Reporter April 27, 2022

Imagine being anyone, everyone, possible. If taking on the person of a new character or using a pre-existing one sounds interesting, cosplaying is for you. Junior Alex Weibel is a cosplayer who enjoys...

Junior Brooke Weiss poses in front of the Grand Canyon last summer. “We went down to one of the points, and we saw a really beautiful sunset and got some pretty pictures,” Weiss said. Weiss said she enjoyed walking the canyons and seeing all the beautiful  views.

Brooke’s Traveling Times

Nathan Wiedermann, J1 Reporter April 27, 2022

Few people can say that they have done a two-week road trip across the country to visit many historic monuments and parks with aspirations of going even farther out of the country to Paris. Brooke Weiss,...

Christian Dirsa (9) stands with Demarcus Dirsa, his grandpa, while on vacation. Florida is my favorite place to travel to, Dirsa said. Dirsa has been to Florida four times.

Pack Your Bags and Let’s Go Traveling

Naia Banderman, J1 Reporter April 25, 2022

Christian Dirsa, a freshman at OHS, loves taking his bag and traveling. Ever since his family started taking him traveling to new places at a young age, he has continued to travel every year after that.  “I’ve...

Naia Banderman (9) plays guitar after school. I like playing guitar after school because it calms me down, Banderman said. Her favorite genre to play is pop rock.

Making Music

Gwen Johnson, J1 Reporter April 24, 2022

Naia Banderman, a freshman at OHS, has been playing guitar since she was 13. Banderman's interest in guitar started at a young age and her progression in guitar has developed exponentially over the years.  “The...

Junior Madi Tatham poses for a photo on vacation after getting her hair done by a fellow friend she met at South Tech. We do each others hair to apply the material we just learned, Tatham said. Tathams favorite part of Tech is trying new techniques and meeting new friends.

New Year, New Experiences

Lanie Twillmann, J1 Reporter April 23, 2022

Junior Madi Tatham took interest in cosmetology, then decided to take a leap of faith and try out the program herself at South Technical High School in Watson, Missouri.  “A couple of my friends...

Senior Leyla Vilic poses on Washington Universitys campus after receiving early acceptance. Im excited to move on and start the next chapter of my life, Vilic said. Vilic, like her older sister, obtained a full-ride scholarship and will start at WashU this fall.

Jumpstart To College

Katie Schroeder, Reporter April 22, 2022

Imagine—high school graduation is just around the corner. You earned a full-ride scholarship to your dream college and you are getting ready to start this new chapter of your life: adulthood.  Except...

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